June 01, 2017 by
”i.e. more than half of those samples tested contained pesticides!
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If you read anything about curcumin you’ll probably hear about its poor absorption into your body (or to use the technical term, its poor ‘bioavailability’).Here’s the 30-second explanation:
In nature, curcumin only makes up about 3-5% of the turmeric root (where we get curcumin from).
Manufacturers use different technologies or try adding things to overcome this problem, e.g. liposomes, micelles, nanoparticles, carrier essential oils and black pepper extract.
But there's an easy way to compare any of these, with one single test. Here it is:
Here’s an example of what to look for (these are the clinical study results for the patented ingredient Acumin in Native Curcumin):
Absorption is only part of the story. After all, what does it matter how well you can absorb something if there isn’t much there in the first place?
Independent testing companies like ConsumerLab regularly test curcumin products that are on shelves to see if the capsules contain the dosage on the label.
The last thing you should be looking out for in your curcumin supplement are a couple of highly toxic materials which can contaminate curcumin: heavy metals and microbiological contaminants.
Heavy metals are metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury which are very poisonous and can accumulate in your body. (You may have heard of the danger of heavy metal poisoning when eating too much fish; it’s the same thing.)
These metals are naturally-occurring components of the earth… the important thing is that you are only ever exposed to TRACE levels, and nothing more.
Microbiology means tests that look for bacteria, yeast, mold, and microorganisms that may cause health hazards.
To check your curcumin supplement, ask your manufacturer for heavy metal test results for the specific batch you are purchasing (manufacturers should be testing every batch, without exception).
This is roughly the format, from Native Curcumin, that you should see those results in:
If you want to make sure the curcumin supplement you are taking is high quality and delivering you the right amount of important health promoting compounds, send your brand / manufacturer an email asking for test results for the seven items above.
When you find a company who can provide all this data, you will know you are dealing with a manufacturer committed to the highest quality and superior level of transparency with their products.
To give you an idea of what’s required… to get our tests done on Native Curcumin, we have to use 5 different testing labs across Canada and the USA, pay thousands of dollars each time, and repeat the process for every single batch of Native Curcumin (so we don’t let a bad one through).
This article is designed to give you the tools you need to test any curcumin product and see if it’s right for you.
However, after 5 months of work by our scientists, formulators, manufacturing and technical teams, we believe our product Native Curcumin is the absolute best available — and we invite you to use all these tests and check for yourself.
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